ORIX USA Corporation Announces Appointment of Brian F. Prince as Chief Executive Officer

ORIX USA Corporation Announces Appointment of Brian F. Prince as Chief Executive Officer

ORIX USA Corporation announced today that Mr. Brian F. Prince has been appointed President & Chief Executive Officer of ORIX USA Corporation.

Mr. Prince comes to ORIX USA with a remarkable track record in leading large global financial services organizations. Most recently, he was Chairman and Representative Director of Aozora Bank in Tokyo (“Aozora”), a Japanese commercial bank with approximately $60 billion in assets.  During his tenure, he successfully strengthened Aozora’s business foundation.  ORIX Corporation, the parent company of ORIX USA Corporation, held a significant minority stake in Aozora Bank.

On December 31, 2013 Mr. James Thompson resigned from his position as CEO of the company.


About ORIX USA Corporation

ORIX USA Corporation is a diversified financial company with approximately $5 billion of assets in sectors spanning commercial finance, venture finance, commercial real estate and public finance, as well as $30 billion of assets managed for others. Operating subsidiaries include Houlihan Lokey, RED Capital Group and Mariner Investment Group. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ORIX USA and its subsidiaries have more than 1,400 employees and offices in major cities including New York, Los Angeles, London and Tokyo.

ORIX USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of ORIX Corporation, a Tokyo-based, publicly owned international financial services company with operations in 35countries worldwide. ORIX Corporation is listed on the Tokyo (8591) and New York Stock Exchanges (IX). For more information on ORIX USA, visit test.orix.com.


(Contact)  ORIX USA Corporation, Cindy Willman TEL: (214) 237-2000


Brian F. Prince
President & CEO, ORIX USA Corporation

Education May 1986          B.S. in Optical Engineering, University of Rochester, NY
June 1989          MBA, University of Rochester, NY
Career Summary
January 2014 President and Chief Executive Officer
ORIX USA Corporation, Dallas
September 2012 Representative Director and Chairman (until June 2013)
Aozora Bank, Ltd., Tokyo
June 2009 Representative Director
President and Chief Executive Officer
Aozora Bank, Ltd., Tokyo
February 2009 Acting President and Acting Chief Executive Officer
Aozora Bank, Ltd., Tokyo
November 2008 Deputy President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Investment Officer
Aozora Bank, Ltd., Tokyo
January 2004 Senior Partner,
Hegemon Capital, LLC, Florida
May 2000 Member, Management Committee, Corporate Executive Officer,
Shinsei Bank, Ltd., Tokyo
September 1997 Head, Asia Division, Principal Transaction and Mortgage and ABS Groups,
Lehman Brothers, Tokyo
May 1993 Senior Vice President, Finance Group,
Lehman Brothers, New York
August 1989 Vice President, the Real Estate and Corporate Banking Group
Chemical Bank, New York